On Facebook I like a restaurant’s page. The restaurant is owned by a family member and the food is always great. Every day they tempt me with their lunch special and on a few occasions, the lunch special is a chorizo burger.
Now, I love chorizo, I love hamburgers, so to meld the two together is not only genius, but must taste like heaven. Since I work from home and am pretty much tied to the home during the day, I have yet to make it over to the restaurant to try it.
Last Monday I was looking in my recipe box for my roasted chicken recipe. I didn’t find it but instead I found a recipe I had cut out if a magazine called Ole Burger. I couldn’t believe it! I had a recipe for a chorizo burger all this time and had never made it! Guess what we were having on Tuesday night for dinner!!
I was right, they did taste like heaven. The kids loved them — I knew they would since they all love chorizo. I can’t wait to make them on a real BBQ once all our snow leaves.
Here’s how to make them:
adapted from Food & Drink magazine
375g of uncured chorizo ( approximately 3 sausages)
375 g ground pork
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh parsley
Remove the casings from the chorizos and mix filling with ground pork. Add salt, pepper and parsley. Mix and make your patties. Place them in the fridge for 30 mins then grill them.
I made 6 patties because for the kids I made a few smaller ones but it does make 4 generous servings.
I also made some saffron mayonnaise to put on your hamburger bun. Here’s how:
1 tbsp warm water
1/4 tsp saffron threads
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Place saffron threads in warm water and let sit for 15 mins. Mix with mayonnaise until well blended.